UP Government will provide transportation to attend Mela at Gorakhnath Temple


Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday that transportation will be provided to villages for devotees wishing to attend the famous Khichdi Mela at Gorakhnath Temple in Makar Sankranti, according to an official statement.

Reviewing the preparations for the traditional Khichdi fair, the CM ordered the Department of Transport to start organizing buses now. He also asked the officials to hold talks with the railway administration to make arrangements to run special Mela trains from different stations besides making available electric city buses at Gorakhpur station. and at Nakaha Halt.

According to the official statement, CM Yogi also told the officials to start informing people about the proposed facilities for visiting Mela right now.

He said Sanatan followers not only from eastern Uttar Pradesh but also from Bihar, Nepal and other parts of the world are emotionally attached to the Khichdi fair, stressing the need to give back making the visit of the faithful memorable through the provision of better facilities.

The CM said that “a live broadcast of the fair will take place via Doordarshan and All India Radio so that even those who are unable to attend for any reason can be virtual attendees of the fair.”

“The police administration must provide excellent crowd management and security during the fair. The police must pay special attention to security and vigilance,” said the CM, adding that vehicles should be parked in the car park and that there should be adequate provisions for lighting and security. cleanliness at the vehicle stand.

The Chief Minister said adequate permanent and temporary lighting arrangements should be made in the Mela area and provision should be made for bonfires in sufficient numbers.

Further, CM has ordered the Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur Development Authority and Department of Public Works to get all the roads repaired within a limited time so that no one will be inconvenienced by travel.

CM Yogi said the health department should be especially vigilant during the fair. A health camp should also be held at the fair premises, he said, adding that hospitals should also be kept on alert to deal with emergencies.

CM Yogi further instructed those in charge to have the night shelters repaired and ensured that they are clean for the comfort of the devotees.

ADG Area Akhil Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Ravi Kumar NG, District Magistrate Krishna Karunesh, SSP Dr Gaurav Grover, City Commissioner Avinash Singh, CMO Dr Ashutosh Dubey, Railways, Department of Public Works, officials from many departments including the Department electricity, were present at the meeting.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also reviewed the dengue fever situation in the district. He ordered the DM, CMO and other officers to make foolproof arrangements for the investigation, treatment and prevention of dengue fever.

“Every patient needs to be treated promptly. Also, people need to be constantly sensitized to prevent its spread,” he remarked.

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